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Gout won't increase your fracture risk: Study

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:14

London, May 14 (IANS) People with gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not actually have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, show results of a new study.

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Novel nanofibre-laden jab may reverse atherosclerosis

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:46

New York, May 13 (IANS) A single shot of synthetically designed nanofibres might one day help break up as well as reverse the arterial plaque -- a hallmark of atherosclerosis, said researchers led by one of an Indian-origin.

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Irregular heart rate, carotid disease may up dementia risk

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 21:42

New York, May 13 (IANS) Patients suffering from abnormal heart beat, also known as atrial fibrillation, and diagnosed with carotid artery disease could be at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a research.

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Researchers suggest new therapy for drug-resistant skin cancer

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 18:24

London, May 13 (IANS) A team of researchers has managed to exploit a vulnerability in melanoma or skin cancer that develops resistance to a targeted therapy, providing a potential new therapeutic strategy to selectively kill the drug-resistant cancer cells.

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Can Vitamin D therapy tackle diabetes, cancer?

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 15:24

New York, May 13 (IANS) Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested.

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Oral drugs may protect cancer patients from blood clots

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 13:02

London, May 13 (IANS) Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million cancer patients worldwide suffering from a deadly blood clot condition, results from a clinical trial have showed.

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WHO alerts latest Ebola outbreak in DRC

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 05:24

Geneva, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be a serious, tough and costly challenge, which requires preparedness for all scenarios.

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Osteoporosis drug may help reduce heart diseases

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 15:40

Hong Kong, May 12 (IANS) A commonly used drug for treating osteoporosis or bone pain may also help reduce the risk of death by cardiovascular, heart attack and stroke, according to a study.

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UN copes with imminent birth surge among Rohingya refugees

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:38

United Nations, May 12 (IANS) A surge in births among Rohingya refugee women in Bangladesh is imminent and the fact that possibly thousands of the pregnancies resulted from rape makes the provision of proper medical care in the camps more difficult, according to a UN News portal report.

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'Set up Thalassemia testing centres in remote areas'

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 17:16

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Increased public awareness about the Thalassemia blood disease is now a challenge for the government to set up testing centres in remote areas of the country, an expert said on Friday.

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104-year-old scientist David Goodall ends life in Switzerland

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 17:08

Bern, May 10 (IANS) David Goodall, a 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalisation of assisted dying in his home country, ended his life at a Swiss clinic on Thursday, a representative from the pro-euthanasia group Exit International said.

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